Key note speakers and discussants PROVIR closing conference

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers, plenary discussion participants and workshop discussants for the PROVIR closing conference 19th to 21st of November 2014 “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration”.  Some of these will also participate as discussants in the workshops.

Key note speakers:

  • Linda Bosniak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Camden (US)
  • Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College (US)
  • Heide Casteñada , Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida (US)

Discussants and opening/closing plenary discussion:

  • Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford (UK)
  • Milena Chimienti, Professor, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland – Social Work, Haute Ecole Fribourgeoise de Travail Social (HETS) (Switzerland)
  • Henriette Abbing, (Emiratus) Professor of Health Law, University of Utrecht (the Netherlands)
  • Shahram Khosravi, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Trine Lund Thomsen, Associate Professor, Center for Studies of Migration and Diversity, Aalborg University (Denmark) (To be confirmed)
  • Presenters from the PROVIR-project will include Christine M Jacobsen, Karl Harald Søvig, Synnøve Bendixsen, Marry-Anne Karlsen and Andrea Sussman.

Read more about the event here:

The Call for Papers and details about how to present contributions will be available on the PROVIR website and IMER Bergen

Paper proposals (maximum 300 words) can be submitted until the 25th of April 2014. Please include a short bio with the abstract. Conference registration deadline is 1st of October.  For more information about the conference or to submit a paper proposal contact Marry-Anne Karlsen at